- December 27, 2022
The results of national minority schools in Lithuania have improved
In the past four years the results of national minority schools have improved, according to an analysys carried out by the National Education Agency. ‘Over four years, the achievements of primary school students in national minority schools have improved, the average has increased by 0.6 points’ said Dalia Survutaite, an analyst at the National Educational Agency.
The analysis carried out in 2021 showed that since 2018, both the achievements of primary school students and the results of Matura exams have improved in schools of national minorities. The average results of Polish and Russian schools at the primary level in Maths and schools with Polish as the language of instruction in Lithuanian language and literature has increased by 0.6 – 1.2 points.
The achievement results of primary school students in 2018-2021 in schools with Polish as the language of instruction are also slightly higher than in Russian schools. In 2021 the average results of students in Lithuanian exams in schools with Polish as the language of instruction amounted to 6.2 points and in Maths – 6.4. The results were 0.3 – 0.4 points higher than in schools with Russian as the language of instruction.
The results of students from Polish schools in Maths were the same as those of students from Lithuanian schools and the national average. In 2021, the results of high school graduates from Polish schools were also slightly higher than those from Russian schools.
At least one exam was passed by 83 per cent of high school graduates from Russian schools and 87 per cent from Polish schools, three or more by 48.7 and 51 per cent of students adequately.
Translated by Emilia Mamajek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.